When we picked up a round of investment in our startup, we needed a way to keep our investors updated with a few key metrics. Sending an update email monthly is fine, but we wanted a way to let investors do a deep-dive in their own time. Cyfe did the job perfectly for us. I was able to set up individual dashboards for investors within Cyfe, with fine-grained control over the metrics shown. Everything was self-updating, so I never had to worry about making charts in powerpoint and excel for investor updates. This freed me up to focus on growing the business.
Cyfe has a simple and minimal interface. Getting started is easy, and I had my first dashboard set up within minutes using the built-in Google Analytics integration.
Cyfe provides a number of built-in integrations from common data sources, but this list could have been more extensive. A dashboard is only as good as the data it can display. And we can only display data if we can access it. Luckily Cyfe does provide a way to build your own custom integration - via MySQL. So when I could not find an integration I needed, I had to create an intermediate mysql database, with the data in a format that Cyfe could then pick up and use with it's built-in MySQL integration.
Likelihood to recommend: 10/10
We wanted a dashboard for our different metrics and stumbled upon Cyfe. It is easy to use to set up accounts if you already have accounts with some of the predefined options, and in some ways you can customize it. In our case, we needed a customized dashboard that could cover key areas like server uptime, social media monitoring and sales targets. Cyfe is a good place to start from if you are looking for an easy to use dashboard setup.
Cyfe is an easy to use dashboard monitoring tool that integrates with many different online platforms. Here are my pros to using it: 1. It integrates with most of the major web services, you can track sales, traffic, analytics and more. It can be adapted to your own needs whether you need it for social media monitoring or sales/financing. 2. The sharing function is good to share a link with other people who may want to monitor your dashboard. 3. The TV out function is good, if you need to have a screen displaying the dashboard in real time. 4. If you work in google sheets, you can import data into Cyfe and if your developers know how to use the PUSH API you can set up customized data. 5. It's easy on the eyes and easy to set up. Ease of use is huge for setting up dashboards.
The cost is not that bad but for $29/month you can get an additional 2 users if you signed up for Klipfolio, however Cyfe’s defense is that data is in real time where as Klipfolio has a 4 hour delay. Some plugins/connections are just basic, some key stats are missing for example, Youtube Analytics is missing which is key if you have social media platforms you are monitoring and have a Youtube Channel. SEO tracking is also limited, yes you will find MOZ available but most SEO professionals may use SEMRUSH or Ahrefs to monitor their SEO. Customizing Charts is also limited, you can only view whatever visual graphics they display for charts.
Likelihood to recommend: 8/10
Great time-saver to check performance of multiple channels/platforms at a glance. Saves you time on checking lots of tabs if you are trying to keep up with your digital performance.
The combined dashboard is great, even in the free version. You can track the activity from FB, instagram, Google products and countless other things. You can use 5 widgets with the free version. Nice look and very customizable.
Not much I didn't like. The cheapest subscription starts at 29 usd per month which made it a prime candidate for new software we were going to pay for this year -- that is, before tourism collapsed. The vast array of options comes with a learning curve for users that are not that adept with digital tools.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
Cyfe is just a 3rd wheel type of deal. There's just no purpose to it existing. They could find a way to pivot their product and turn it into an all-in-one management console instead of just giving people a stripped-down view of their business. If they did that, it could cut down on stuff. They could add a tier to automate certain common processes, and that would take their company to a whole new level. Right now it's just a cheezy dashboard with high-level statistics that are so crammed in that you can't really understand what they mean.
It's free, and I can connect some products we use. However, the free stuff just doesn't have enough value, and even an upgrade would only give us the ability to add more services with the same features.
There's no value in it. It just strips down all of the useful features in third-party services, and it just gives a "big picture" type of deal. I had configured several of our features, but they just don't help with any KPIs. It's jut cumbersome and pointless.
Likelihood to recommend: 3/10
Overall Cyfe is great to view historical data at a glance, as long as the software doesn't erase your history due to password changes or glitches. It is a great idea, and the customizable dashboard is great but I feel that it could definitely use some improvements.
This is a great software to track social media, sales, marketing, and more. We use it to keep track of our social media growth and advertisements. It's nice to be able to see every platform in one spot and it makes searching for information a lot easier. We keep a separate spreadsheet and update it manually each week based on information collected from Cyfe. We like that you can search by date and metric, and it has been great to see our growth over the past few months!
The Instagram widget is very glitchy, and every time you reset your password for your Instagram account, the Cyfe data erases and resets (hence why we keep a manual record of everything). This can be very frustrating for viewing historical data. Also, it would be awesome if the Twitter widget could be customized since it also will erase your data if you try and change any settings. Overall I think it's a great platform but definitely needs some work when it comes to keeping historical data secure. We're constantly fretting over accidentally erasing our data and don't want to mess with the settings too much. We were hoping to not have to keep manual records at all once implementing Cyfe, but we feel that we still need to just as a backup.
Likelihood to recommend: 7/10
Cyfe offers 3 pricing plans.
Free: $0/month with limited functionality
White Label: $20/client/month
A monitoring and analytics tool that delivers actionable business insights in real time, Cyfe is a cloud-based solution that brings multiple disparate monitoring dashboards together in one centralized platform. This eliminates the need to switch between several standalone systems to efficiently monitor and control your business.
Cyfe comes with pre-built third-party widgets that you can use right out of the box to monitor your campaigns, processes, and IT assets. The widgets pull data from sources such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Salesforce, FreshBooks, WordPress, GoToWebinar, GoSquared, PayPal, Stripe, Constant Contact, iContact, and a whole slew of others, including commonly-used Google services such as AdWords, Google+, AdSense, Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Gmail, Trends, and Calendar.
Historical data and real-time reports are available on demand, and data can be exported as PNG, PDF, JPEG, and CSV files. Cyfe also supports TV mode so you can display your dashboards on a TV screen or monitor.
Created for small to large businesses from all industry sectors, Cyfe supports a range of monitoring processes through integrated third-party widgets, custom widgets, and its push API. Dashboards can be shared with clients, vendors, upper management, collaborators, colleagues, and other users, with access permissions specified by the dashboard owner/creator for data security and integrity.
Cyfe’s dashboards can be customized to suit your unique needs. They can monitor organizational or departmental processes, as well as the services you provide to your clients. Cyfe Premium can accommodate an unlimited number of dashboards and users. White labeling is also offered, allowing you to expand your service menu to include fully brandable web dashboards.
Cyfe can even be used for competitor research. It allows you to monitor competitor search and web traffic figures, see an overview of their Instagram and Twitter stats, keep track of their Google Alerts mentions, be made aware of the type of content they put out and how often, among others.
Keeping your finger on the “pulse of the organization” is a time-consuming exercise, particularly if you’re using several different solutions to make sense of the data at your fingertips. Cyfe unifies scattered data from various monitoring applications in one location. This means data from social networks, email marketing software, IT web monitors, keyword ranking solutions, website analytics tools, and online financial systems, among others, is added in one central hub that you can access anytime, anywhere, from any device.
Aside from significantly reducing the time and effort you’ll otherwise spend to check multiple tools, keeping all your monitoring systems in one dashboard allows you to see big-picture scenarios at a glance. For example, alongside a summary of your web traffic stats and keyword ranking, an update on the status of your account payables is visible, so are your Facebook page’s engagement stats, and how many new signups your recent newsletter generated.
Also, Cyfe’s push API, which is a REST API, allows you to push into Cyfe the data from the software solutions you already use, whether homegrown or from outside providers.
Cyfe dashboards can be shared in three ways: through the users’ Cyfe accounts, public URLs, and scheduled reports. Cyfe Premium allows you to invite an unlimited number of users into the platform. Using their own separate logins, you can grant them admin access or read-only permissions to your various data dashboards. Public URLs, on the other hand, are used to share data with people without Cyfe accounts. Dashboards shared via public URLs are read-only, can be password-protected and embedded into any application.
Using Cyfe’s export dashboard feature, automated emails containing dashboard reports can be sent to specific recipients on an ongoing basis – monthly, weekly, or daily. Individual widgets and entire dashboards can be exported in several formats: CSV, PNG, JPEG, and PDF.
Most data-centric organizations display business data in prominent workplace locations. Aside from everyone sharing in the monitoring of trends and abnormalities, the practice can spark data-driven conversations among colleagues, which can turn into “eureka” moments benefitting the entire organization.
Cyfe’s responsive TV mode functionality works well with any Internet-enabled TV with a built-in browser. It lets users show their dashboards on any monitor, and Cyfe automatically adjusts your screen view to fit the size of your TV. Once set up, log in to Cyfe and enable the TV mode feature. You will then be asked to select which dashboards to show, including their rotation frequency, e.g., every 30 seconds.
For IT teams and network administrators, historical data coupled with real-time data let them establish trends and make accurate forecasts, a feature especially handy when planning for future capacity requirements. SEO professionals and content marketers also value historical data, as this allows them to pinpoint which campaigns work and which don’t, and how best to remedy the latter.
Cyfe archives data that’s beyond 30 days, and using date range selections, historical data can be retrieved on demand.
Cyfe lets you customize your dashboards in many ways. From the background color to the values included in your custom widgets, the app provides a range of customization features. Your company’s colors and logo can be used for branding consistency across the platform, and your Cyfe account can be personalized to include your website’s domain name.
For custom visualizations, chart widgets can be configured using the push API. If you choose to offer Cyfe as a white-label addon to your core services, branded reports can be generated for your clients.
Cyfe integrates with popular tools like Salesforce.com and Highrise for CRM, Zendesk and Salesforce Desk for helpdesk and customer service, MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, AWeber, Get Response, and iContact for email marketing, QuickBooks and Xero for accounting and other financial functions, PayPal and Stripe for payment processing, Basecamp for project management, Chartbeat and Alexa for web analytics, Google Trends for market research, Recurly for subscription billing, and so much more.
Cyfe also has a REST-based API that pushes data from your applications into your Cyfe dashboards.
Cyfe Premium follows a simple and straightforward pricing scheme: $14 per month for plans paid annually, $19 per month if paid monthly. Included features are unlimited users, unlimited widgets and dashboards, sharing options, historical data, customizations, data exports, role-based access, TV mode, public URLs, custom logo, custom domain, and so on.
A one-user freemium plan with limited features is likewise available.